Bloggers' Highlights, live from the show: Joanna Thornhill

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JESSICA ZOOB

For something a little more sedate, the work of artist Jessica Zoob instantly struck a chord with me amidst the mayhem of the show. Inspired by crumbling plaster walls and faded surfaces, the delicate palette of her paintings has an ethereal feel that would be stunning hung pride of place over a sofa or above a bed. The intricate surfaces make you want to get up close and personal to examine their texture - I could happily sit and gaze at them for hours. Don't miss her gorgeous house sculptures, too (also for sale at the show).

BYRON & BYRON

BYRON & BYRON

Curtain poles are not always the obvious accessories that spring to mind when you think of high-trend touches to finish your space. So when these beauties winked at me from the other side of the room (well, tent,) it was lust at first sight. Apart from being bright (and I mean eye-popping, not-to-be-glanced-at-with-a-hangover bright) I love how in any other finish they could almost feel a little prim and proper but thanks to their neon coat, they're the closest thing you'll get to Hoxton Chic in SW3. I'd use one of these to create a striking pop of colour on a dark grey wall and soften the look with some sumptuous drapes from Volga Linen (conveniently just down the corridor).

RAPTURE & WRIGHT

RAPTURE & WRIGHT

Choosing to launch their new Paradise Flower print at Decorex, this British-based family team work in short runs to enable them to meet their clients' specific needs. The juxtaposition of this sharp floral design onto chunky, earthy lambswool gets the thumbs up from me - and bonus points for displaying the screen printing frame, allowing visitors to feel a step closer to the whole process. The design can be printed to make bespoke curtain panels or used for upholstery, as shown here. This would look fantastic covering an ottoman at the end of a bed, providing a glamorous spot to perch on whilst getting ready to face the day.
 
Joanna Thornhill is a freelance interiors stylist and writer, with over seven years experience working for national magazines, television and commercial projects. Her styling portfolio can be viewed at www.joannathornhill.co.uk. She also maintains an interiors blog, cataloguing her interiors crushes and current property renovation, at www.stylistsownblog.wordpress.com. Her twitter handle is @joannathornhill.
 

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